Charles Blandy has been praised as “a versatile tenor with agility, endless breath, and vigorous high notes" (Goldberg Early Music Magazine), and “breathtaking” and “unfailingly, tirelessly lyrical” by The Boston Globe.  

In recent years he sang the Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, with Emmanuel Music. He regularly appears in their ongoing Bach Cantata series. He also appeared with Music of the Baroque in Mozart’s “Great” C minor Mass; and Bach’s B minor Mass with the Apollo Chorus of Chicago, and later Orchestra Iowa. 

He has sung Handel’s Messiah with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra and American Bach Soloists. With Emmanuel Music he performed in John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby; Stravinsky’s Rake’s Progress, Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio and Magic Flute, and Handel’s Ariodante.  He has appeared with the American Classical Orchestra, Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Handel and Haydn Society, Exsultemus, and the Charlotte Symphony.  

He studied at Tanglewood, Indiana University, and Oberlin College. He is originally from Troy NY. charlesblandy.com


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Distler Performance Hall at Tufts University | September 25, 2009

News and Press

[Concert Review] Kicking off a vocal fest at Tufts

The conductor Gil Rose, after curating last year’s Ditson Festival of Contemporary Music, is admirably keeping alive the vision of a local new-music festival in late September. This year’s iteration, entitled “Voice of America,” is underway at Tufts University’s Granoff Music Center. It does not have the Ditson Fund’s generous backing so it paints on a necessarily smaller canvas, but last night’s opening performances made clear that it should be a richly rewarding weekend of American vocal music.

The Boston Globe Full review
[Concert Review] Florestan and BMOP join forces to celebrate American vocal repertoire

This evening’s double concert in the Distler Performance Hall of Tufts’ Granoff Music Center began a 3-day festival involving a partnership between the Florestan Recital Project and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project to highlight American vocal music. The former’s presentation was the 1st of 3 concerts which together would span the entire vocal opus of Samuel Barber, aptly titled, “BarberFest,” while the latter highlights contemporary compositions for vocalist(s) and chamber orchestra.

Classical Voice of New England Full review